Minolta Maxxum 7

5 Land of the Dead frames with Portra 400 at EI1600 with a Maxxum 7 and a 85mm f/1.4 lens – By Victor Lopez

Hi all! I am a Software Engineer from Mexico, I like to capture things that catch my eye, especially if the capturing part is made with a device that will force me to focus on it, whilst preventing me from looking at yet another screen for the day.Last Fall, I attended a local Day of the Death theme Park that has taken place for the last couple of years in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Knowing that It’d offer some interesting subjects, within some distance and all whilst on a low light environment, I took out the most reliable metered camera I have, the Minolta Maxxum 7, the brightest lens that I could, the Minolta 85mm f1.4 AF, and a roll of fresh Kodak Portra ISO 400… and set the ISO to 1600. I went for the whole deal knowing in advance that the local lab (Hilitos Lab), would be able to handle the push with a good development and scan job.